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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 9, 1975, Aiken, South Carolina A i COUNTY PULL L I 61 975 35 AIKEN s 08No24214 Pages Aiken South Carolina Tuesday December 91975 lOc Per Single Copy Telephone 6482311 Whats Going On Held Third Day Windham Were Not Like New York LONDON AP Irish Re publican Army gunmen holding a man and his wife hostage in the living room of their London apartment for the third day re fused today to exchange the woman for food police report ed Police offered the three or four gunmen their first meal since the siege began Saturday night in the re lease of Sheila Matthews 53 But the gunmen rejected the proposal in a telephone conver sation this morning City Operates In Black Thank You Arms Budget Billion Short AP A conference committee is send ing to the House and Senate for final approval a Pentagon ap more billion below President Fords request A House vote on the measure may come later this week On Monday the conferees finished by agreeing to al low some production funds for the controversial Bl bomber The conference falls somewhere between the billion voted earlier by the Sen ate and the billion pre voted by the House Staff members have yet to work out the exact price tag of the approved Staff Reporter The city is operating in the black as of June 30 according to the audit report unanimously accepted by Aiken City Council last night Revenues for the fiscal year were listed at and expenditures came to The surplus repre sents less than one per cent of the total budget Basically we feel that we had a very good year City Manager Roland H Windham said Were not like New York were not going in the hole Auditors George C Baird and Co did note in a cover letter that Aiken has not maintained a record of its general fixed assets which is required by generally accepted accounting principles Windham explained Normally this really means very lit tle to us because we are not in a tax bracket and therefore we dont depreciate our general fund equipment records etc in trying to determine what our net balance was for the year as this is not a generally accepted municipal accounting pro However it is still good to have this in the records and we will have it before the next fiscal year ends Also listed in the report is the audit of the Utilities Divi sion of the city As you know Windham said By law we are required to completely separate all utility division funds from any general fund operation and no funds can be trans ferred from the utility fund to the general fund for budget purposes Assets and liabilities of municipal utilities were listed at Also discussed at the brief council meeting was the pro blem of drainage in the Kershaw Street area Windharn pre sented council with immediate intermediate and long range solutions Immediate recommendations were to step up present main tenance activities regrade to improve flow and bare areas repave valley across northbound lane of Kershaw St at Edgefield Ave a plane for flow across the parking lot at Smith Hazel Recreation Center Windham estimated the cost to be for these improvements See CITY Page 14 Teamster To Appear In Court API A New Jersey Teamster who last week refused to testify before a De troit grand jury probing the disappearance of former Team sters union president James R Hoffa will be back before the grand jury Wednesday his at torney says William E Bufalino who rep Resented Stephen Andretta dur ing his last grand jury appear ance said Monday he expected a court hearine to An grand jury testimony Robert C Ozer chief of the US Organized Crime Strike force said last week that the government would seek to offer Andretta immunity for his testi mony Bufalino said he would op pose the move Hoffa vanished July 30 There has been speculation that Hoffa was slain possibly by oppo nents within the Teamsters un ion No End In Sight To Seige In Amsterdam Official Dies Kissinger Citation Sought WASHINGTON Rep Otis G Pike chairman of the House intelligence committee says he will ask the full House to cite Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger with contempt of Congress in a couple of days unless members of his panel tell him not to do Pike filed a contempt resolu tion against Kissinger on Mon day as Secretary of Commerce Rogers CB Morton announced he had settled a similar dispute with a House subcommittee Morton agreed to turn over to the subcommittee subpoenaed names of US companies which were askee by Arab countries to boycott Israel Overpaid GAO Says WASHINGTON AP Many federal bureaucrats are over paid because in pay classifications higher than those justified by their jobs the General Accounting Office says This practice accounts for much of the 600 per cent in crease in payroll costs since the classification system began in 1949 a GAO report said A copy of the report was obtained Monday Finances Capitol Topic WASHINGTON AP The elements of a federal package to keep New York City out of default are coming together with the House ready to ap prove a change in federal bank laws and the Senate pre pared to approve billion for loans to the city The change in the bankruptcy law expected to be voted on to day in the House would permit orderly default by municipal President Ford has asked for the change The Senate meanwhile is ex to approve on day a supplemental appropriation containing billion the city can borrow from the federal government to avert default The bankruptcy before the House would apply to all municipalities AN EARLY MORNING WORKOUT Prized thoroughbreds are under the watchful eye of train ers each morning at the Aiken Training Track The horses are worked out in sets beginning at sunrise and usually lasting until about 10 am each day Staff Photo by Murry Sill Dryer Weather Coming That 24 per cent chance of rail today tamed oat to be a gamble today bwl if we take the weather word for it we caa pUa a dry Wednesday Theres a It per rani tonight and Wednesday Tomorrow shoald be MMy aid cool with highs ia the mW Sfc Tonights tow it to be in the lower Ms are at 5 to H per hoar today becoming to 15 mph tonight aid tomorrow Scattered frost disappearing by am is expected to morrow The outlook for Thursday Saturday is for showers to eid aid a warning treid to the fair weather Shooting Victim In Critical Condition A young Aiken woman remains ia critical condition ia University Hospital as a result of a gunshot would offered early yesterday Milt Teresa Stratton 23 1224 Evans Road was shot ia the neck around am yesterday with a 38 caliber pistol Chief of Detectives Carrol Heath said a call was receiv ed by the police had been shot ac at 815 Laurel Drive the home of Carlisle McNair Miss was takei by Aikea Couty Ambulance Service to the Aikea County Hospital aid later trans ferred to the care aait at the University Hos pital Heath said an investiga tion tato the shooting is coa S Army Raises Get Have You Heard J Miss aad McNair were ia the bouse when the shooting occurred Several tragedy stricken families in Aiken County will have a chance to enjoy Christ mas thanks to the generosity of Aiken residents and the ef forts of the Jaycees and the Salvation Army The Jaycees have raised and the Sal vation Army AIKEN JAYCEES Stark poverty is a daily reali ty for a family of ten living in the New Ellenton area Each night the eight children fall asleep in a cold house and awaken each morning to the same cold house The water is cold and food is scarce The children are dirty because there is no hot water and no bathroom facility Their father is disabled and their mother spends much time in the hospital have no hopes and dreams of Christmas or anything else The Jaycees will be taking these youngsters and several others on the annual Jaycee Shopping Tour Saturday De cember 20 Donations may be sent to Aiken Jaycees co Shop ping Tour PO Box 707 Aiken DONOR AMOUNT Col and Sirs Junes Dcj Gayte IS Anonymous BO Mr and Mrs Hugh J Burton 110 Nell M MoNty S Irene C Allot C G lift CB Salley 17 So Mr and Mrs Howard H Emu HO Quarto IS Harvey S Hall K SO Larry Harper Total lo Dale GRAND TOTAL SALVATION ARMY One Aiken County mother and her five children aged 6 through 11 face a bleak Christ mas unless they receive help This woman whose husband deserted the family is deter mined to work and support her children without any public assistance Her salary barely covers the daily needs of her growing family with little left for even the smallest gift This family is one which will be helped by the Salvation Army Donations may be sent to The Salvation Army P 0 Box 439 Aiken EE Mrs lofit Hue Russell Lewis E Brown and Caroline Read JoonD Mr and Mrs J A Men Mr and Mrs R L Swope Walter B Scott Stuart Bruce and Bryan Owens Mr and Mrs Walter J Super Jr Mr and Mn Hurh Barton Mr aad Mrs C E Marshall Mr aad Mrs Clyde List Mr and Mrs J J Urban PK Mr and Mn Marvin W Mr aad Mrs Eric Mr and Mrs WW Serty Mrs MC Mr aad Mrs Metro Spencer 91 Kettles Total to Date GRAND TOTAL AMOUNT IS B e is no e is K ts 110 110 IS 110 as SIS no 510 IS IS IS 74 MOW 77 j a smile can get you Rita Faucett Aikens Miss Junior Miss placed in the top ten this weekend at the state pageant The audi ence enjoyed her piano play ing so much that they broke into applause in the middle of her talent number Miss Faucett nodded and smiled at her admirers the judges were so impressed by this display of poise that it was otie of the reasons they gave her such a high rating The Aiken High senior has brains as well as a pretty smile sWe also won the state scho lastic award given at RITA FAUCETT It Top Tern Augusta Firm To Audit Books Staff Reporter The auditing firm of Cherry Holland of Augusta will conduct the special audit into the books of the Aiken Coun ty Registrar of Mesne Conveyances office according to members of the Aiken County Board of Commissioners The SC Attorney Generals office when contacted today would not confirm or deny that the firm named by the com missioners would handle the audit Assistant Attorney General Hudson Davis said this morn ing that it was the policy of his office not to comment on pend ing matters We are refusing comment on this matter for now Davis said See AUGUSTA Page 14 Lt Gov Harvey To Speak Here Monday Lt Gov Har vey Jr will speak legis lative priorities this Monday at 8 pm hi room 117 of USC Aikea According to Rep Irene K Dist she has also other members of the Aikea to be at the meeting The purpose of the meeting is to aed answer questions iig the of the General Assembly The legislature meets the sec week of Hospital To Open HCA Official Says There is nothing that will prevent the Hospital Corporation of America HCA facility from opening according to an HCA official We dont see any reason not to open other than normal types of delays in getting equipment and so forth W G White HCA assistant vice president said White was asked what would occur if the Aiken County Board of Commissioners refused to pass an ordinance closing the Aiken County Hospital Were going on the basis of our agreement with the Board of Commissioners White said All relations established at that time were established within the law White said the opening of the HCA facility is scheduled be tween Jan 15 and Feb 1 and were looking forward to get ting the hospital open and were eager to demonstrate that were there to serve the needs of the people of Aiken Coun ty Siege Enters 6th Day AMSTERDAM The Nether lands AP An Indonesian in jured in escaping from South Moluccan nationalists who seized the Indonesian consulate in Amsterdam died during the night the Justice Ministry re 1 ported today I E Abedy a 52yearold con First fa l taUty in the siege at the about 25 j hostages are reported held J Three Dutchmen were killed by another group of South cans who hijacked a train in northern Holland last Tuesday and are holding about 30 per sons hostage A spokesman said was injured in a fall while escaping down a rope from an upper J window of the consulate A sec ond man was shot by the Mo i during their assault j but there has been no report on i his condition j An Indonesian Embassy I cial was to meet today with a representative of the cans but police expressed doubt that either siege would end soon The political counselor of the Indonesian Embassy agreed tec meet with the Rev after the gunmen who seized the consulate last Thurs day released a 14yearold In girl and three boys 13 14 and 17 years old i said he would only J talk with in a private unofficial capacity not as a i representative of the Embassy The Embassy refused to have any official contact with the Moluccans to avoid any appear ance of recognition of their de mand for independence for their native islands in In donesia j Dutch officials have made no attempt to negotiate with the i Moluccans aboard the train t since the breakdown Sunday of I mediation efforts by a leader of the South Moluccan community j in The Netherlands Johan Al vares Manusama The freed children were the last of 16 who were attending an Indonesian school in the con building when the gun men broke in last Thursday They said there were seven Mo occupying the con j not six as the police pre believed and that they were holding 27 adult hostages 14 HURRY
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